Schottland (englisch und scots: Scotland, schottisch-gälisch: Alba [ˈaləpə], lateinisch-keltisch: Caledonia) ist ein Land im Nordwesten von Europa und ein Landesteil des Vereinigten Königreichs Großbritannien und Nordirland. Schottland besteht aus dem nördlichen Teil (etwa einem Drittel) der größten europäischen Insel Großbritannien sowie mehreren Inselgruppen. Die Hauptstadt von Schottland ist seit 1437 Edinburgh (vorher Perth). Bis 1707 war es ein eigenständiges Königreich, in jenem Jahr wurde es mit dem Königreich England – mit dem es bereits seit 1603 in Personalunion regiert wurde – vereinigt. In den letzten Jahrzehnten ist in Schottland eine starke Bewegung (Scottish National Party u.
Artikel zum Thema Scotland
  • First Thoughts on the UK General Election Result 2017

    …. The UK Tory Party owes Ruth Davidson a lot. She has effectively allowed them to maintain their hold on power in the UK in this last election. By de-toxifying the Tory brand in Scotland – a task that would have been thought impossible just five years ago – she wrested 12 seats from the SNP to produce a total of 13 Tory MPs from Scotland. If she…

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  • Limiting the Constitutional Space of Scotland and Northern Ireland

    … During the weekend, there have been reports suggesting that Nicola Sturgeon will be soon calling a second Scottish independence referendum. Such development will mean that her Government somehow abandons the idea of a differentiated Brexit. Such idea was developed in the December White Paper which advocated that Scotland could remain in the EU…

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  • From Greenland to Svalbard: Scotland’s quest for a differentiated Brexit

    … On 20 December 2016, the Scottish Government released its blueprint on how Scotland can remain in the European Single Market post-Brexit. From the governing SNP’s point of view, the paper can be seen as a compromise given that it does not advocate Scottish independence. Instead, it proposes that the best outcome for the UK as a whole…

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  • Scotland, Catalonia and the Constitutional Taboo of Secession

    …, the former Northern Ireland Secretary made clear that, according to her, ‘there is nothing to indicate that there is majority support for a poll.’ The situation in Scotland is quite different. The Scotland Act 1998 provides that the Scottish Parliament cannot legislate on issues related to the Constitution of which ‘the Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland…

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  • Theresa May’s Great Repeal Bill – a Scottish own goal?

    … on product rules, the environment, labour and consumer law, etc. So far, so clever. The Great Reform Bill however raises interesting constitutional questions with regard to the devolved nations of the UK, and in particular Scotland. The devolution settlement is based on the premise that the Westminster Parliament remains sovereign, i.e. according…

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  • INIS Free? Towards a Scots-Irish Union

    …, in which the Irish writer Fintan O’Toole has made the intriguing suggestion that one possible political response to the further break-down of our constitutional order which the Brexit vote heralds, might be for a complete re-configuration of the nations within the Anglo Celtic Archipelago/Atlantic Isles. He suggests that Scotland and Northern…

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    … of the claims made by those advocating the status quo was that only by voting to stay in the UK could Scotland ensure that it remained within the EU) the then UK Prime Minister David Cameron proclaimed that he was “a passionate believer in our United Kingdom” and that he “wanted more than anything that our Union stay together”. And in her 13 July…

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  • After Brexit: Time for a further Decoupling of European and National Citizenship?

    … that rights acquired as European citizens really are ‘fundamental’: integral to individual personhood and therefore inscribed into the deep structure of an autonomous EU legal order such that they cannot simply be done away with by inter-governmental agreement. De-coupling would allow those UK nationals –be they from London, Scotland or any other part…

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  • Everything you need to know about Article 50 (but were afraid to ask)

    … which has withdrawn from the Union asks to rejoin, its request shall be subject to the procedure referred to in Article 49. This confirms what upsets the in-denial Remainers: out means out. And that applies, of course, not only to the UK as a whole but to any constituent part of it that chooses to break away: an independent Scotland would have…

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  • A European Future for Scotland?

    … The fact that Scotland voted with 62% for the UK to remain a member of the EU whereas the majority of the overall UK electorate opted to leave the EU, raises important political and legal questions. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday that she intended ‘to take all possible steps and explore all options…

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